Federal Appeals Court Blocks Obama’s Immigration Executive Order

Judge Andrew Napolitano explained on The Kelly File Monday how the U.S. Court of Appeals’ two-to-one decision is blocking President Obama’s plan to shield 5 million immigrants from deportation.

It means that a Federal judge in Texas, who enjoined the president, signed an order preventing the president from implementing his executive order which effectively changed the immigration laws. That injunction has now been made permanent by a Federal Appeals Court. So the three judges, the trial judge, and two Appeals Court judges, have used their authority under the Constitution to stop the president from writing his own law. They all agreed that’s what he was attempting to do.

Judge Napolitano said that half of the states do not have the budget to provide welfare benefits to these immigrants.

And they also agreed that the plaintiffs here, which are 25 of the 50 states, led by the State of Texas, originally filed by then-Attorney General now-Governor Greg Abbott, demonstrated that if the president’s executive order were to be carried out, the financial damage to those states, forcing them to spend money that they haven’t taxed for, and hadn’t budgeted. The basic welfare benefits to the people that the president was going to let stay here legally, in the president’s view. That that would be a catastrophic injury to the states and therefore they have the right to bring this case.

The Judge noted that this rare decision by the Appeals Court leaves only one option for Obama.

This is very, very rare that a single judge would enjoin the president and that judge would be upheld by an Appeals Court. He has one option left, that’s the Supreme Court of the United States in the middle of a very busy term that’s already been planned.

Do you think Obama’s executive order will be implemented before he leaves office in 2017? Share and comment below.

Watch: Judge Napolitano Drops Truth Bomb About Ahmed Mohamed That Could Mean BIG Trouble

Judge Andrew Napolitano claimed last night on The Kelly File that there could be very serious ramifications if Ahmed Mohamed and his parents engaged in a hoax concerning the clock which the 14-year-old brought into school and was mistaken for a possible bomb.

Napolitano lays out the legal possibilities that could result if it is true that the clock is a hoax. Some critics are questioning whether Mohamed’s clock was in fact an original clock or merely the re-assembly of an already existing clock.

The famous evolutionary biologist and skeptic Richard Dawkins is questioning whether Mohamed’s clock is original, after viewing electrical expert Thomas Talbot’s video on YouTube in which Talbot argues that the clock is just a commercial alarm clock removed from its casing.

An article on the blog Art Voice, which has been cited by many news reports, claims that the possible commercial clock Mohamed is thought to have made was in fact invented and built by a Radio Shack subsidiary and is a vintage alarm clock.

Napolitano said that if Mohamed’s parents knew that it was a hoax and went along with it, there is a potential fraud case because of the thousands of dollars that have been donated to Mohamed’s scholarship fund and a legal fund for the boy–he and and his parents plan to sue the school.

Napolitano mentioned that, if this stunt was purposeful and “if the parents were involved in this and if everybody from Mark Zuckerberg to President Obama fell for this, this is not good.”

Here’s what Obama had to say about the clock on Twitter:

What do you think? Did Mohamed really build an original clock, or was it simply put together from a pre-existing clock? Is Napolitano right- could we be looking at a fraud case if the parents knew about the hoax?

Baltimore Mayor: $6.4 Million Settlement To Freddie Gray’s Family Will Protect Taxpayers


The City of Baltimore has agreed to pay the Freddie Gray family a $6.4 million wrongful death settlement hoping that it will prevent more rioting. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in a statement:

Faced with the prospect of significant legal expenses involved in an extended federal lawsuit as well as the potential liability that could come with an unfavorable jury verdict, our city’s attorneys came to the conclusion that the $6.4 million settlement is in the best interest of protecting taxpayers.

Lt. Gene Ryan, president of the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police, reacted to the settlement with incredulity.

There has been no civil litigation filed nor has there been any guilt determined, that would require such a ridiculous reaction on the part of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and her administration.

Judge Andrew Napolitano remarked on The Kelly File that the settlement is excessive because of Freddie Gray’s lack of financial worth.

Judge Andrew Napolitano: “Mr. Gray’s financial worth was zero. His earning capacity was zero.”

Megyn Kelly: “What’s baked into that 6.4 million?”

Judge Andrew Napolitano: “An effort to, to uh, to give money away so as to pay for peace!”

This tweet by Thoughts of Truth says:

I wonder if Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will get an “under the table” cut of Freddie Gray’s settlement since she has her paws in everything.

On Friday, Mayor Rawlings-Blake announced that she will not seek re-election in April.

I’ve made the decision not to seek re-election. I had the constant feeling that I needed to be back at City Hall doing the work to move our city forward, rather than running for re-election.

She will remain Mayor for the next 15 months through December 2016, when the new mayor will be sworn in.

Do you think this settlement is fair? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Gowdy Heard About Hillary’s Huge Trouble, And His Response Is One She’ll Hate…

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, responded to the news that Hillary Clinton plans to turn over her email server to the Justice Department, in response to an investigation into the possible mishandling of classified information by the former secretary of state.

The move by the Bureau comes following the reports that the Intelligence Community’s Inspector General discovered four classified documents, to date, among those released by Clinton–two of which are “top secret,” the highest security classification.

As reported by Western Journalism, Clinton stated during a press conference in March: “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material.”

Clinton’s campaign spokesman Nick Merrill said that “She directed her team to give her e-mail server that was used during her tenure as secretary to the Department of Justice, as well as a thumb drive containing copies of her e-mails already provided to the State Department.” Merrill added: “She pledged to cooperate with the government’s security inquiry, and if there are more questions, we will continue to address them.”

Fox News’ Bill Hemmer asked Gowdy on Wednesday morning if he expected full cooperation from Clinton now. “It’s hard not to laugh when I hear that,” Gowdy responded. “I know he’s in the business of being paid to say absurd things, but if that really was his intent and her intent, why did they set up this unprecedented email arrangement?”

“Why did she keep the emails for 20 months after she left the Department of State?” the congressman continued. “She did not turn them over then. Why did she delete emails after 20 months? Did all of the sudden she decide after 20 months, ‘This is too burdensome for me to keep a bunch of emails on my server, so let me not only delete them, but wipe the server clean.’

“If she were interested in cooperation, she would not have done any of the things she has done to date. This is not about cooperation. This is not about convenience. It’s about control. She wanted to control access to the public record. And she also got away with it, but she didn’t,” said Gowdy.

Hemmer asked Gowdy if Clinton’s alleged mishandling of classified information fit the same category as that for which Gen. David Petraeus was prosecuted and convicted.

“The same rules ought to apply irrespective of their station in life. So I am going to have to count on the [FBI] and [its director] Jim Comey, who has a reputation for evenhandedness and fairness. The same folks who investigated and prosecuted Gen. Petraeus are looking into the current allegations with respect to classified information. If the facts are the same, I would expect the result to be the same,” he replied.

Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano believes Clinton’s breach is far more serious than Petraeus’. He said: “In his case it was ‘confidential’ materials, which is the lowest level of classification. In her case it is ‘top secret’, which is the highest level of classification.” In the case of Petraeus, the documents were in his home, while Clinton’s were on her personal server, making them vulnerable to hacking.

Gowdy released a statement Tuesday highlighting the severity of the former secretary of state’s actions. “This is a serious national security issue, and the seriousness of it should transcend normal, partisan politics.”

h/t: TheBlaze

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth

Watch: Hillary’s ‘Worst Political Nightmare’ – Judge Nap Explains Bombshell Development

Hillary Clinton’s attempt to cover her tracks, avoid legal jeopardy, and prevent further damage to her political aspirations has taken a major turn. A number of news organizations, including Fox News, are now reporting that Clinton has handed over to federal investigators in the Justice Department her personal email server.

The device at the center of the emailgate scandal that once was housed in Clinton’s personal residence will now, reportedly, be examined by forensics experts who may be able to recover the tens-of-thousands of so-called “personal” emails the former secretary of state said she deleted. In addition to the server, at least one thumb drive containing Clinton emails with potentially classified government secrets has been surrendered to investigators by Hillary’s attorney.

Meantime, as Fox News notes, Hillary’s oft-repeated assertion that she never sent or received classified materials through her privately managed email setup has taken another big hit. “Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said two emails that traversed Clinton’s personal system were deemed ‘Top Secret, Sensitive Compartmented Information’ — a rating that is among the government’s highest classifications,” reports Fox News.

The cable network’s Chief Judicial Analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano, has just underscored the great importance of the latest developments in the Democrat presidential hopeful’s email scandal. On Fox and Friends Wednesday morning, Judge Napolitano called the Justice Department’s possession of the controversial server Hillary’s “worst political nightmare” as well as a “grave legal problem” that could sink the former first lady in serious hot water.

By clicking on the video above, you can watch Judge Napolitano’s segment on Fox and Friends in which he explains how the Clinton email situation has now grown much worse for the woman who would be president.

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth